RFID technology

Automated tomato harvesting at KAGOME

Most of us enjoy the great taste of nutritious tomatoes – as pure and fresh crops, tomato sauce, or with pasta. Around 20 million Australians eat 22 kg of processed tomatoes per head annually. Founded in 1899, the Japanese tomato processor KAGOME boasts more than 100 years’ experience in the tomato growing and processing industry. Since 2010, KAGOME Australia’s factory based in Echuca has been cultivating and processing tomatoes, by providing high-quality tomato products to food companies in Australia and other countries. RFID technology from SICK allows KAGOME to ensure product traceability and leads to increasing efficiency in the production process. Continue reading

LECTOR®620 at FEMEG

QR codes for traceability of fish specialities

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Frozen fish specialties are a solid alternative to fresh fish.  But where was the fish caught? And how?  Femeg, a German producer of frozen fish specialties, has the answer: QR codes on frozen food packaging allow food enthusiasts to access extensive information about the fish they’d like to buy via smart phone. In order to ensure that the QR code is also readable, the Lector620 Professional image-based code reader checks it during the packing process. Continue reading